According to information gathered by Becksblog, unknown gunmen has kidnapped an unknown number of Abia State University students, Uturu.
The incident was said to have occurred on Wednesday night, May 5.
The Abia state information commissioner, John Kalu, who confirmed the story in a statement on Thursday, May 6, said the students were taken hostage while travelling on a bus along Okigwe-Uturu Road area of the state.
“Preliminary information available to us indicates that the students were moving in a minivan from Okigwe to Uturu between 7pm – 8pm when they ran into the armed gang who marched them into the nearby forest along with other yet-to-be identified travellers.
“Two of the students managed to escape from the hoodlums while others are still being held at a yet-to-be-identified location.
“We are working with the government of Imo State and relevant security agencies in both states to ensure the rescue of the abducted students and others.
“Members of the public and ABSU community are advised to remain calm as we will spare no resource in ensuring the safety of the victims.
“No criminal operating within our environment will be allowed to escape justice as we take the job of protecting lives and property of Abians and visitors to the State very seriously.”
May God help our nation and protect all the victims. Amen.